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10/6/2017
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First hike of the season on Red Hill. Ended going up a canyon to stay in shade on the eastern side of the canyon. Bad choice upper end of the canyon ruined getting on top of Red Hill. But once I did get out of the canyon found the balloon.



And a self_adressed bag to send their junk back to them!


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My understanding is that two of those go up every day from Kearny Mesa, if they land in the desert they had a short life. I have dropped a couple off at the Rancho Bernardo office.

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Nice find, I'm still hoping to find one. I encourage you to mail it back, the data are quite useful for improving the National Weather Service models.
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Wonder what happens when one of these get sucked into a jet engine? I'll be mailing it back Saturday.

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Britain wrote:
Wonder what happens when one of these get sucked into a jet engine? I'll be mailing it back Saturday.

"it can be ingested by a jet engine without causing significant engine damage"


http://www-das.uwyo.edu/~geerts/cwx/notes/chap01/balloon.html


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Probably like a bird going in. Still, wouldn't want to be on any aircraft digesting anything through the engines. But for me a cool find.!

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